The Man Verdi

The Man Verdi

Paperback(Phoenix ed)

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In this classic biography of composer Giuseppe Verdi, Frank Walker reveals Verdi the man through his connections with the individuals who knew him best.

“Walker focuses on some of the more significant people in Verdi’s life and carefully scrutinizes his relationships with them. His wife, Giuseppina Strepponi; his student and amanuensis, Emanuele Muzio; the conductor who first fully understood Verdi’s mature art, Angelo Mariani; the great prima donna, Teresa Stolz; the incomparable librettist and friend of his old age, Arrigo Boito—each passes before our eyes in Walker’s meticulous reconstruction. As we learn more about them, we learn more about Verdi. We see him through the eyes of his closest friends, we watch his daily activities, his daily thoughts, his habits, his warmth, his domestic tyranny. The myth dissolves and a human being stands before us.”—Philip Gossett, from the introduction

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226871325
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 07/22/2016
Series: Phoenix Series
Edition description: Phoenix ed
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 1,164,298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Frank Walker (1907-62) was the author of Hugo Wolf: A Biography.

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